Four-time world champion Alain Prost is impressed by Fernando Alonso’s performance in the Qatar Grand Prix. The Alpine advisor saw his driver take the last place on the podium next to Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen and was very happy with it, he tells Marca.
Alonso managed to take third place. To do this he needed help from his teammate Esteban Ocon who was able to hold up the storming Sergio Perez long enough in the race. It ensured that the Mexican could no longer attack the two-time world champion.
Prost especially praises Alonso’s racing spirit: “His feeling for the tires and how he interacts with the engineers really helps.” The one stopper was a daring choice, as Valtteri Bottas suffered a blowout due to the strategy. The fact that it didn’t get that far with the Spaniard was due to his quality: “He is the best driver in the field.” Prost is now happy with the Spaniard, but previously had his doubts about Alonso’s return.
The two-time world champion mainly answers on the track. “Fernando has told me before that he has become a different person and I now really notice that he is right. He is a real team player and that works well for the team”, concludes Prost.